cybersecurity

Report: Compromised Product Security Clause in Defense Authorization Bill

House and Senate lawmakers are continuing work on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act as some industry groups express concern over a clause on product cybersecurity ...
Sen. John McCain

Report: John McCain Could Take Senate Armed Services Committee Chairmanship

John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stands a chance to take the Senate Armed Services Committee chairmanship if Republicans win the majority seats in the Senate, Breaking Defense ...
Sen. Tom Carper

Sen. Tom Carper: Lawmakers to Debate DHS’ Security Role in FISMA Reform Push

Sen. Tom Carper Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says his collaboration with ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn ...
Lettre, Marcel

Profile: Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence

Marcel Lettre serves as principal deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence and functions as program executive for the country’s military intelligence program. He represents ...
Eric Holder

NPR: Eric Holder to Leave Attorney General Post

Eric Holder As first reported by National Public Radio, Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down from his position after five-and-a-half years in the leadership role at the ...
Sen.Carl Levin

Sen. Carl Levin: Lawmakers to Approve ‘Pre-Conferenced’ Defense Spending Bill

Sen.Carl Levin Sen. Carl Levin expects the Senate and House Armed Services committees to pass a “pre-conferenced” version of the National Defense Authorization Act before ...
Congress

Report: Lawmakers Aim to Tackle Defense Authorization Bill in September

U.S. lawmakers are set to deliberate the defense authorization bill as they return to work on Monday and seek to prioritize the measure over the three weeks remaining in the fiscal ...
CapitolDome

House OKs $17B Veterans Healthcare Budget Plan

The House of Representatives has passed a $17 billion budget plan for the Veterans Affairs Department, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Lawder writes the House voted 420-5 to approve ...
Congress

Senate, House Set to Vote on Border Security Funding Bill; Mitch McConnell Comments

The House of Representatives could meet this week to vote on an emergency spending bill designed to address migration issues on the U.S. southern border, Defense News reported Tuesday. John ...
Bob-McDonald

Bob McDonald Unanimously Confirmed as Veterans Affairs Secretary

Bob McDonald The U.S. Senate voted 97-0 Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald as veterans affairs secretary, the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Kesling reported ...